How is the Program Structured
The program consists of 5 three credit hours courses in low vision rehabilitation (for descriptions of the courses go to Curriculum/Course Descriptions).
All of the courses are offered online as distance education through a web-based curriculum.
Students are required to come to campus only one time during their final semester to attend an intensive seminar in preparation for graduation.
The program is designed to address the needs of older adults with low vision; however, an elective is offered each spring in pediatric intervention for children with cortical visual impairment. The course is taught by Linda Nobles, a leading occupational therapy expert in this subject. Students may opt to take the 2-credit hour elective in addition to the core curriculum.
Each course is paced so that coursework can be completed while meeting family and work obligations.
All course materials can be obtained through the internet and required texts. Direct access to a medical library is not required, but the student must have consistent access to the internet. A high-speed connection (DSL, cable, satellite) is strongly recommended.
Students are accepted into the program two times a year and begin the curriculum in either January or August.
Only one course per semester is offered; because one course builds on another, students must take the courses in sequence.